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wobble when playing palm keys - solution?

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anyone got any suggestions about a problem I'm having?, or do you experience the same difficulty?

- when playing palm keys, especially high D, the sax wobbles with the consequence that tone production suffers, because the mouthpiece moves.

although it is manageable at lower tempi, when playing faster it is harder to keep under control.

I'm considering reducing spring tension on palm keys so I don't have to push as hard, reducing sideways thrust (sax is a Yani A991).

the other option appears to be extended practice of pressing keys lightly at all tempo.

thanks, fred
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Thanks for your feedback guys

I tried the karate chop concept, discovered the D key doesn't really stick out enough to be chopped at a downward angle ( sax is a yani A991), so I put a riser on the D key which helps, so I'll try that for a bit that and see if it helps.
( If so I could get the key re-angled for a more permanent solution)
also, thanks for reminding me about neck angle and balancing sax with right thumb
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